Yes, could be couldn't it. Find out tomorrow I guess.
Oh yes, could be! Good spot!
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Some developers at work have loaded and played with W8 but have been singularly unimpressed, they've reverted back to W7. Unless you've got a touchscreen there seems to be very little benefit in doing the upgrade.
Wait for Windows 9 to come along, which I suspect might be along sooner than we thought. New and shiny isn't enough any more, no matter how cheap an upgrade might be.
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Windows 8 is rubbish. I seriously wouldn't upgrade from Windows 7. There are very few corporate users upgrading to Windows 8.
Whilst that could be true, I think it's a bit early to say most corporate users won't be upgraded. The same was said of Windows XP before it came out (in fact I think the same is said prior to every release of Windows).
I personally think it will be missed by a number of corporations (some of whom are only now just getting Windows 7 installed). On the other hand, I think the general movement to VDI and BYOD (bring your own devices) means it's possible a Windows 8 rollout would be much simpler for corporations, so it might well be more widely taken up than previous releases, especially if touch screens and tablets become more widely used for "mobile" workers.
I think (also based on your links) the corporates won't adopt Windows 8, mainly because they won't feel the need to & not because they think it's rubbish. Windows 7 is a very good OS. The computers in hospitals here still run on Windows XP. Corporate adoption is likely to be slow, as there could be compatibility issues with the programmes they use.
Microsoft looks to be trying hard to sell Windows 8 by keeping prices low. It's betting on the assumption that success of Windows 8 OS will spur tablet & phone growth as well due to similar user experience.
If the price is indeed for Windows 8, this is the cheapest price I've found for Windows 8 Pro for those interested:
Quick question: will I have to reinstall Microsoft Office? I don't have the disc. Besides, I bought it through an NHS scheme which has now expired.
Ignoring Windows 8 in the equation, you should uninstall Microsoft office from your device.
If it was purchased because the NHS Hospital had a select agreement and then pulled out of it, you lost the right to the license you use.
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Looks like it is indeed Windows 8 Pro for £24.99 according to this, & the link it gives to Microsoft blog:
Really?? Why didn't Microsoft ever email me about it then?
I'll speak to them tomorrow.
It is Windows 8 Pro for £24.99!
It's certaily different.
Question for those who use chrome. There's a famous add-on called ad block plus.
This blocks annoying ads all over google + youtube, also aids in not slowing down pc.
Does nothing like this exist for the IE on windows 8.
You can get it for £14.99......
Go to https://www.windowsupgradeoffer.com.
Windows 7 PC purchase information: Date of purchase *date within last 2 months.
Name of retailer *choose retailer.
PC Brand *choose brand.
PC Model *choose model.
It gives you a promo code, and you download and install from there.
I've been running W8 on my laptop since the first preview, and I now have upgraded Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8 Enterprise on my main system.
It is a far more streamlined OS. It's snappier, it starts up much more quickly and is pretty simple if you're not a total technophobe. Yes there is a learning curve...took me about an hour to be 100% comfortable.
Not sure why I am even replying such a daft blanket statement though "Windows 8 is rubbish". That's a real cracker of an argument along the lines of "You smell of wee".
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Windows 8 wants me to uninstall Alps Pointing-device for Vaio. In the previous screen, it did mention that there was an update available. If I uninstall it now, I won't be able to use the trackpad!
So, will I have to use a mouse temporarily, or is there any other way?
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